A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Food problems have been in the news lately: not just the threat of salmonella-laden tomatoes, but actual riots by people in deadly fear of hunger.

In today’s first reading (1 Kings 17:7-16), a widow and her young son are running out of food and preparing for death.

They find their salvation in sharing the last of their food with a stranger, who turns out to be a man of God.

You and I may not be on the brink of starvation, although we may have serious worries and even fears about sustaining ourselves and our families.

While always exercising prudence and discernment, may we follow the example of the poor widow and not be afraid to share with others in need.